Comcast cable and ESPN have signed a deal to carry SEC Network that will be launched on August 14, across the United States where the services are available.
The SEC Network will begin its operations across Comcast markets during the SEC college football season. Live events scheduled for SEC Network, online platforms like WatchESPN, Xfinity TV Go app and SECNetwork.com can be accessed by Comcast users. SEC Network will be accessible to 46 million subscribers across the country. Currently, SEC Network has signed a deal with Comcast, Dish Network, Cox Communications, AT&T U-verse and Google Fiber to carry the network. DirecTV and Time Warner Cable have not yet signed the deal and are in discussions.
Matt Strauss, Senior VP and general manager at Comcast Cable said in a statement:
“We are extremely pleased to have reached this agreement with ESPN to deliver the SEC Network to Xfinity TV customers on multiple platforms.”
More than 1000 live events will be streamed on the SEC Network in the first year including complete access to news, information, national events, classic games, expert views and in-depth features in college athletics. The ESPN SEC Network will focus on South Eastern Conference (SEC) member schools and will me managed by ESPN. The live events include 45 SEC football games, 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games and 75 baseball games.
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The channel is priced at $1.40 per month within SEC’s 11 states and $0.25 per month in outside areas. Comcast Cable offers its services throughout Kentucky. Seen Breen, senior VP at Disney and ESPN Media Networks stated that the SEC Network has attracted a great number of consumers across the country.
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